THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Joyce Carol Oates

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

A psychological analysis of this short story's central character by Clifford J. Kurkowski.

Liam O'Flaherty

Spring Sowing

An academic article by Afroditi Panaghis of the University of Athens analyzing this short story from the psychological, as well as myth and ritual.

Sharon Olds

The Father

An essay by Anna Woodford of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne looking at how the filial elegy is subverted in Olds' poem. With analysis of several excerpts.

Margaret Oliphant

Hester

An essay by Patricia E. Johnson, a Professor at Penn State Harrisburg, examining the effect business and economics has on the characters of this novel.

Kirsteen

A paper by Kabi Hartman examining the portrayal of this novel's eponymous protagonist, with particular reference to the role of dressmaking in the narrative.

Michael Ondaatje

Anil's Ghost

A study by Geetha Ganapathy-Doré of the Université de Paris 13 providing an extensive analysis of many aspects of this novel.

The English Patient

A paper by Eleanor Ty of Wilfrid Laurier University looking at how Ondaatje's novel and cinematic adaptation question racial otherness and the concept of national identity.

George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four

A paper by Douglas Kellner analyzing Orwell's critique of totalitarian communism in 1984. Kellner looks at the language and politics employed in the novel and also makes comparisons with the theories and ideas of Herbert Marcuse.
An essay by Matthew Schneider of High Point University exploring the various functions of Newspeak, in an analysis that argues against Generative Anthropology, and examines in particular the character Emmanuel Goldstein - Ingsoc's arch-enemy.
An essay by Malcolm Pittock exploring many aspects of the novel, including contextual and biographical influences; analysis of the central protagonist and several scenes, as well as close readings of numerous extracts.
An essay by L. J. Hurst featuring a comparativie analysis of this novel and John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids.
Article by Robert McCrum for The Guardian newspaper about the creation of the novel.

Animal Farm

An article by Howard M. Unger about Orwell and Marx, claiming that Animal Farm represents Orwell's criticism of Marxism, and an explication of his own social theory.

Coming Up for Air

An essay by Simon Goulding which explores various aspects of the suburban space in which this novel is set and how it impacts on its characters.

Amos Oz

The Same Sea

A paper by Sagit Blumrosen-Sela examining some of the literary parallels, both in terms of content and form, between this novel and Joyce's Finnegans Wake.